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Dear absolutely everyone but especially infosec authors:

Stop equating illegal with unethical.

That is all.


PS. This should not be interpreted as advocacy for breaking the law, just an acknowledgement that laws can be unjust.

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"While there is a lower class, I am in it, while there is a criminal element, I am of it, and while there is a soul in prison, I am not free." - Eugene V. Debs

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Hi, I'm Steve! I'm a giant, friendly teddy-bear-wolf-thing. Not new to the fediverse but new to this instance. I'm a computer science professor living just outside of Pittsburgh, but I'm going to be looking for another job after this academic year is over.

When I was in college I started with a comp sci major and minor in math. When I finished 5 years later, I had a math and comp sci double-major, and a philosophy and theatre double-minor. I went to grad school around the time of the dot-com bubble-burst, and got a MSci in comp sci, and got into teaching. 10 years later I went back to school for an MDiv in theology, and ended up going back to teaching comp sci. I've "joked" that I'm in my 40's and I still don't know what I want to be when I grow up.

I'm engaged to @artemis and @owashii, We'll be getting married this Spring.

I've a wide variety of hobbies and interests, including video games, hording books and vintage tech, and sewing/costuming. I use Pop!_OS, Kali, and Windows 10.

I ❤️​ :vim:

Today's the big day. We're getting married!

We're. Getting married. Today.

Holy shit aaaa


Ah, the French reply guys! Celebrated everywhere for being blocked.

Maybe I should start my own instance. It'll give me something to do with the domain.

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Chicken burrito bowl for lunch at 42° North. Now I feel like I want to sleep, but I should go for a 5 mile walk instead.

So full, but so good! ^w^

#TIL The #Brainfuck programming language has a dialect called "I use Arch, btw". In this dialect, the original symbols are replaced with "I", "use", "arch", "linux", "btw", "by", "the", "way". #Arch #ArchLinux

This is a "Hello World!" example:

arch the i the use linux the way i arch the i arch arch arch i the arch arch arch arch arch arch arch arch arch arch arch i way the i way linux the use way i linux way way arch arch arch arch arch arch arch arch arch arch use way i i i i i i linux linux linux linux btw use use arch arch arch btw use linux btw btw arch arch arch btw use linux btw i i i btw use use btw arch arch arch btw linux linux linux linux linux linux btw i linux btw use use arch btw use btw

All of these are explained in depth in "The Conspiracy Theory Handbook," by Cook and Stephan Lewandowsky, available free in English, Czech, French, German, Green, Hungarian, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Serbian, Spanish and Turkish.


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The science denial industry has deep roots - tobacco-cancer denial, lead paint/gas denial and other ancestral forms of commercial denial gave birth to modern forms of denial: anti-vax, anti-mask, "stop the steal" and, of course, climate denial.

The denial industry has a well-developed and constantly evolving playbook.


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